Chelsea bowed out of the Champions League after a 3-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in the semi-final second leg—and the damage apparently done to the so-called Chelsea bus was too much for even roadside assistance firm the AA:
Jose Mourinho has set up the Blues defensively in many of their big games—with plenty of success. They beat Manchester City home and away in the Premier League, while their 2-0 victory away at Anfield on Sunday was the perfect example of the tactics working.
On Wednesday, it looked as if the plan was for more of the same, with six recognised defenders named in the Chelsea team.
But on this occasion the wheels came off and even the AA couldn't help (and not just because the bus is metaphorical).
[H/T our friends @AnfieldIndex]